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Old October 23, 2020, 05:25 PM   #1
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8K rounds of 5.56 for sale

Was looking for something else but ran across 8K rounds at a north Texas Academy this afternoon:




Not a 5.56 shooter but it seems like there's more spurts of ammo available at reasonable prices coming out.
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Old October 23, 2020, 06:35 PM   #2
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8K rounds for $49.99?
I'll take it!!
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Old October 24, 2020, 02:05 AM   #3
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Chipper, are you sure it isn’t the 9.99?
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Old October 24, 2020, 07:01 AM   #4
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In these panic stricken times , finding a box of anything is a positive sign .
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Old October 24, 2020, 07:32 AM   #5
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Not if it's 49.99 for 25 rds. of Critical Defense! Look's like that's what the sign says..
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Old October 24, 2020, 07:40 AM   #6
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Yeah, the sign says 25 rounds, but those boxes are 200 rounds.

The sign is probably not for them
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Old October 24, 2020, 10:11 AM   #7
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I believe it’s $94.99 for 200 rounds.
But the first time I’ve seen 5.56 in larger than 20 rounds/ limit 3 in months.
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Old October 24, 2020, 10:13 AM   #8
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I would guess the good news is ammo is showing up. I have found one local store that has some ammo. I picked up 22lr, 22 mag, 7.62x39. good prices.
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Old October 24, 2020, 11:41 AM   #9
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I’m not a 5.56 guy. Is 50 cents a round a good / typically price pre-COVID?
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Old October 24, 2020, 01:17 PM   #10
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Pre-COVID 50 cents was a little high for plinking ammo. 40 was average, below 40 was a good price
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Old October 25, 2020, 10:22 AM   #11
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Depends how far you go back. Last time I bought 5.56, which admittedly was over a year ago, I was paying .29-.30 per round. .50 is pretty damn expensive for a plinking round. But then I've seen people trying to sell 9mm for a dollar a round, so I guess it's all relative.

My advice - periodically go to ammoseek.com and check out their prices. In these post Covid times, if you see something for under .40 per round I'd jump on it and if you plan to shoot a lot get at least 500-1000 rounds.

I do think prices will start coming down again ... but it may take 12-18 months, particularly if we get a Dem. in the Whitehouse.
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Old October 27, 2020, 01:33 PM   #12
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Academy...how i miss thee and your random availability of all things gun related. I would buy a box at the very least and stash it somewhere in case the election becomes a call to arms.
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